While I love our Gay Charleston blog (and, in fact, was able to direct a woman to the site today who was looking for local LGBT resources), sometimes there’s news that I want to share with the broader audience because, while it’s gay news, it’s just too important. So, here’s a rare bit of duel blogging on my part …

A few days ago, I blogged about a bad day for gays marriage. Today came a moment of sharp clarity that the tide is turning — one parent/coworker at at time.

“I just could not bring myself to tell an entire group of our community they were less important, less worthy or less deserving of the rights and responsibilities of marriage than anyone else, simply because of their sexual orientation.”

“Two years ago I believed that civil unions were a fair alternative … those beliefs, in my case, have changed. The concet of a separate but equal institution is not something I can support.”

“I want for them the same thing that we all want for our loved ones. For each of them to find a mate, whom they love deeply and who loves them back. Someone who they can grow old together and share life’s experiences.”

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